Kids' Choir from Uganda spreads joy in Davenport

A group of 10 talented young singers from Uganda will be in concert at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, at Newcomb Presbyterian Church, 2619 N. Division St., Davenport, performing traditional African song and dance. The choir has appeared in venues across the U.S.

The public is invited. There will be a "Tastes of the Midwest" potluck following. This is to provide the children with an idea of what foods are eaten in Iowa. Church members will also take the youths on a tour of Davenport and points of local interest.

An aim of the event is to raise awareness of how those in poverty gain hope through Childcare Worldwide's Sponsorship Program. Online:

St. John's United Methodist hosts healing service

The monthly Healing Service is 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, at St. Johns United Methodist Church, 109 E. 14th St., Davenport. The theme is Labor Day, recognizing various labors, and noting that Jesus Christ rested from his ministries, every week.

For more information, contact the church office at 563-324-5278.

23rd Q-C Prayer Breakfast to feature Carman

The 23rd annual Quad-City Prayer Breakfast is set for Saturday, Sept. 9, and this year the headliner is Carman. The event is held at the RiverCenter, downtown Davenport.

Carman Licciardello is a well-known music artist and will be the keynote speaker on his struggles and victories in dealing with cancer.

Tickets are now on sale; tickets are priced at $25 for one, and $150 for table of eight. For information, call 563-322-7777, or check online:

'High Tea' part of Trinity Episcopal 175th event

A traditional "High Tea" is planned for Sept. 16 at the Great Hall of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 121 W. 12th St., Davenport. The event will include an array of scones, savories, sweets and teas. Guest harpist is Caitlin Thom, and Faye Waterman is the guest speaker, who will present a program on heirloom plants.

To register, send a $35 check to the church, 121 W. 12th St., Davenport. Pre-registration is required. For questions, send a message to Carolyn Beck,

'Blue Mass' led by Bishop Thomas Zinkula

Knights of Columbus councils from Clinton, DeWitt, Grand Mound, Lost Nation, Oxford Junction and Toronto will host a Blue Mass on Tuesday, Sept. 19, for Clinton County police, firefighters and EMS personnel.

It is 5:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in DeWitt. Bishop Thomas Zinkula of the Diocese of Davenport will lead the service.

It is intended to recognize all fire, police, EMS and other first-responders for their service and dedication to Clinton County residents.

The service is called a Blue Mass because of the blue uniforms worn. This is an ecumenical service open to individuals of all faiths and the public is invited. There will be a reception following the mass with light refreshments. Reservations are requested but not required. For details contact Matt Grillot at or 563-210-1088.

Women's interfaith dialogues begin soon

Women of three faiths, Muslim, Catholic and Jewish, will discuss "Helping Our Neighbors: Should There Be Limits?" in the 12th annual Women's Interfaith Dialogues. These are Mondays, Sept. 18 and 25, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church parish hall, 1400 16th Ave., Moline. Refreshments and gathering begins at 6:30 p.m.

Women involved are Lisa Killinger of the Muslim Community of the Quad-Cities, Sister Catherine Cleary of St. Mary's Monastery and Linda Golden, Quad-Cities United Jewish Community.